Spanish for Heritage Speakers 1 – Honors

Course No: 4112
Subject: Spanish
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: AP/Honors
Prerequisite: Heritage speaker of Spanish
Criteria for Enrollment: Placement by written or oral examination, plus recommendation from the Language Department Chair
Fulfillments: Elective which meets one year of language graduation requirement.

Heritage speakers are individuals who have a strong linguistic, familial and cultural connection to a language other than the one used in their formal education.

Spanish for Heritage Speakers 1 Honors will build upon the deep knowledge that heritage speakers of Spanish bring to the language classroom.  With a focus on the formal registers of Spanish, this course will advance a student’s proficiency in Spanish for multiple contexts–academic, professional, and personal.  Special attention will be given to building vocabulary for specific contexts, using advanced grammar, strengthening formal composition skills, and deepening academic reading ability.  In this course, students will increase their knowledge of a variety of topics including but not limited to topics such as identity, communities, world challenges, and literature from the Spanish speaking world.  Taught exclusively in Spanish, this course is designed for heritage speakers only.

Upon successful completion of this course and the course final exam, students are recommended to enroll in further Spanish courses, such as Spanish Heritage Speakers 2 – Honors.

UC/CSU Subject E Approval (pending)